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RDQ v. FAA Court Case - (Challenging Remote ID!!)

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Official Press Release:

"You cannot love a thing without wanting to fight for it." - G.K. Chesterton

Donating towards this cause will allow us to put forth a better legal challenge! Your support is extremely appreciated, and thank you for your dedication to FPV. 

Legal Timeline:

§  Certificate as to Parties, Rulings, and Related Cases  by April 15, 2021

§  Docketing Statement Form by April 15, 2021

§  Procedural Motions, if any by April 15, 2021

§  Statement of Intent to Utilize Deferred Joint Appendix by April 15, 2021

§  Statement of Issues to be Raised by April 15, 2021

§  Underlying Decision from Which Appeal or Petition Arises by April 15, 2021

§  Entry of Appearance Form by April 15, 2021

§  Procedural Motions, if any by April 15, 2021

§  Certified Index to the Record by April 30, 2021

§  Dispositive Motions, if any (Original and 4 copies) by April 30, 2021

§  RaceDayQuads Brief, Appendix, and Addenda – Filed – 8/4/2021

§  Department of Justice’s Brief   – Due 9/3/2021

§  RaceDayQuads Reply Brief  – Due 9/24/2021

§  Oral Arguments – December 15th :

§  Court Opinion Published (spring 2022)

Timeline of Events:

March 3rd 2020 - RDQ announces intent to challenge NPRM in court and begins reaching out to legal experts

March 4th 2020 - We have begun researching Freedom of Information Act Requests which would apply to this case and help our cause.  Invitations have been sent out to major FPV businesses and influencers to join in the effort either by voicing their support or by giving additional funding. An official list of companies and influencers backing this will be posted at a later date.

Mid/Late March 2020 - A legal team has been formed and is immediately beginning work to research the legal issues in the NPRM, and come up with a plan of action moving forward

Summer 2020 - Initiative to include other FPV businesses is abandoned due to lack of support, case will continue to be pursued by RaceDayQuads

Early Oct 2020 - NPRM moves to its final approval step before becoming official rule

Late Oct 2020 - Legal team has invested and logged approximately 100 billable hours towards researching the case. Research is about 90% complete, and the team is awaiting the official rule to file its appeal. We are confident there is ample legal justification to pursue an appeal. The FAA has publicaly stated that the rule should be released in Late December 2020, and it appears they are on track to meet that timeline. This means we are currently planning to file our 30 page appeal by the end of February, 2020 (no later than 60 days from the release of the appeal).

December 2nd 2020 - RDQ has meeting with FAA and OIRA to request the FAA fix numerous regulatory issues with the rulemaking process Link:

December 10th 2020 - FAA deletes "Model Aircraft" language from Part 101 - Link:

December 23rd 2020 - OIRA concludes review of the rule. If the OIRA approved it as written, which is what we assume has taken place, then release of the rule is likely within a couple weeks. 

December 27th 2020 - FAA releases draft of the Remote ID rule

December 31st 2020 - RDQ reviews rule and determines there is still ample legal precedent and justification to continue case

Jan 10th 2021 - The following companies have donate funds and give support towards the case against RemoteID: MultiGP, Auline, BetaFPV, CNHL, GNB, Happymodel, HQProp, PandaRC and Vifly

March 12th 2021 - The court case against the FAA has officially been filed and is underway. 

Official Press Release:

Petition for Review:


April 15th, 2021 - RDQ files "Statement of Issues" and other miscellaneous documents. It is a broad statement to the court of what issues we intend to raise.

August 4th, 2021 - RDQ files 14,000+ word argument against RemoteID. 

Argument: Argument Hyperlink 

Opening Brief Addenda: Brief Addenda Link 

1000+ Page Filing Appendix: Filing Appendix Link

October 4th, 2021 - FAA files their reply to RDQ's brief

FAA Argument: Argument Hyperlink

October 12th, 2021 - AUVSI files their brief in support of the FAA

AUVSI Argument: AUVSI Argument Hyperlink

November 2nd, 2021 - RDQ files reply brief to FAA and AUVSI briefs

Reply Brief: Brief Hyperlink

December 15th, 2021 - Oral arguments take place in DC district court

Oral Argument Link: Youtube Link


  • Michael Connor Murry
    • $500 
    • 11 mos
  • Matthew Miller
    • $100 
    • 11 mos
  • Reinaldo Vazquez
    • $50 
    • 1 yr
  • Lennin Tabora
    • $50 
    • 1 yr
  • Russell Cole
    • $50 
    • 1 yr


Tyler Brennan
Orlando, FL

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